Rachi is on sabbatical this week so I pulled up this old interview by two of my favorite people. It’s a discussion about the then pending Sedona Conference Primer on Social Media and I think it’s still relevant as social media has become an even bigger component of ESI in the intervening time. Plus I just love hearing both of these people talk.…
The legal analytics platform Lex Machina, which is owned by LexisNexis, today announced that it has expanded its coverage of state courts in California to include Orange County Superior Court, its seventh California county. Lex Machina now provides analytics for over 1.5 million California superior court cases and has total state court coverage of 2.5 million cases, it says. Its California coverage now includes the superior courts for: Los Angeles County. Sacramento County. San Diego County. Riverside County. San Bernardino County. Alameda County. Orange County. Ever since LexisNexis acquired Lex Machina in 2015, a priority has been expanding its…
For at least 25 years, companies have attempted to succeed in the business of online dispute resolution, mostly without success. Could that be about to change? Twenty-five years ago, I published an article, Cyberspace Becomes Forum for Resolving Disputes, about the promise and potential of online dispute resolution. I revisited the topic in a post here five years ago, writing then that ODR “remains largely a fringe form of resolving any types of disputes.” The one exception has been eBay’s dispute resolution program, which has been wildly successful, resolving millions of disputes every year. But eBay has essentially…
LexFusion, the company that launched last October as a go-to-market collective of seven legal technology companies, has now added another three members to the roster of companies it represents. LexFusion aims to change the paradigm for how law firms and legal departments purchase technology by serving as the go-to-market representative of companies that it has thoroughly vetted and selected as best-in-breed in each company’s category. It was founded by legal industry veterans Joe Borstein and Paul Stroka, and recently added as a third cofounder D. Casey Flaherty, another industry veteran who was most recently director of legal…
Illinois, like many other states, sees a high number of self-represented litigants in its trial courts. Many people navigating the courts without help fall into the not-so-sweet spot of earning too much money to qualify for limited legal aid and pro bono resources, but not enough to hire a traditional lawyer. As a result, they’re faced with the daunting task of going to court with no assistance at all—a strain not only on litigants, who are often unfamiliar with the complex processes and tasks associated with pursuing a case in trial court, but on courts as well. There are many…
From : Blog Entry>>ILTA’s Blog EntryILTA created the ILTA Volunteer Awards in 2020 as a method of highlighting the significant amount of time and resources the amazing ILTA volunteers dedicate to the Legal Technology Community. It was a surprise to the ILTA Volunteer Community in 2020, but in 2021, we are launching the Volunteer Award program during National Volunteer Week (U.S.), for everyone to help celebrate and honor the ILTA Volunteers. We caught up with some of the 2021 Award winners to see how they’re doing. Read the below [More]
Meet Justin Kreamer, Hanzo’s senior enterprise executive. Justin brings his friendly spirit of team collaboration and his thirst for knowledge, to work every day. He is always learning and sharpening the proverbial saw so that he can bring a breadth of experience consulting with companies on complex dynamic data challenges impacting their ediscovery and compliance responsibilities.…
Possibly the hottest market in legal tech today is contract lifecycle management, and one of the most talked-about companies in that market is Ironclad, a six-year-old startup that recently raised a $100 million Series D – at a reported valuation of $1 billion – and that just made its first acquisition, of the clickwrap transaction platform PactSafe. What makes Ironclad different than other CLM companies, says cofounder and CEO Jason Boehmig, is that it is not just building incrementally better workflows, but is creating a new standard of digital contracting that will drive the businesses of the future.…
The 2020-2021 Dewey B Strategic Hits and Misses survey asked responders to identify products purchased in 2020 or to be purchased in 2021. Despite the financial concerns triggered by the pandemic, law firm librarians continued to consider new products. Some new products such as Westlaw Edge and Lexis + are often driven by an impeding contract renewal. Other product selections are  driven by  practice demands as well as a desire to remain competitive by introducing innovative solutions and enhance productivity. The Top Products Four was the magic number this year. Each of the top vote getters were identified by 4…
Between 2016 and 2018, I wrote a series of posts about Derek Bluford, a one-time rising star on the legal tech start-up scene whose star fell after I reported in 2016 of his settlement of a lawsuit charging him with impersonating a lawyer, forging legal documents and fraudulently swindling two clients. Now, Bluford has been sentenced to seven years in prison on charges related to those forgeries and fraud. On Thursday, Phillip A. Talbert, acting U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of California, said that Bluford, 34, was sentenced for wire fraud, money laundering, obstruction of a federal investigation, and…
ESG and Contract Management. Set against the backdrop of an increasingly dire climate landscape and growing mistrust in businesses and institutions, market participants are evaluating organizations based on additional factors beyond their growth potential and economic performance. Increasingly, environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors are the defining reasons why an investor chooses to buy shares, […] The post The Intersection of ESG and Contract Management appeared first on Exigent.…
Would you invest just a few minutes doing something that will save you minutes each workday afterwards? Outlook users can quickly and easily automate several email actions to run sequentially using Quick Steps.. Open an email in Outlook and you see the Quick Steps in the Ribbon at the top. You can use the arrow in the lower right-hand corner to expand the view. There is a Create New command to build new Quick Steps. Here is an example of how this works. There are two other people in my Department, Nickie Day and Julie Bays. I email both frequently.…
Barely a day goes by that I am not sitting down with the developer of a legal tech product for a demonstration of how it works. I find these demonstrations enormously helpful in understanding what a product does, how easy it is to use, and why I’d want it in my practice. You know the saying: A picture is worth 1,000 words. Knowing how useful these demos are to me, I believe legal professionals who read this blog would also find them useful. So we are launching How It Works, a series of short, sponsored videos in which I’ll host…
Trustbooks is cloud-based accounting software built specifically for law firms. In this debut episode of How It Works, Trustbooks cofounder Chad Todd introduces the product and demonstrates how it works. How It Works is a sponsored video series that lets you see how legal technology products work. Each episode features a hands-on demonstration, presented by the product’s developer and moderated by me. A picture is worth 1,000 words. Follow this series to see for yourself how legal tech products could work in your practice. For more about the series, read this introduction. For information on featuring your product in…
Legal software when working remotely It can take months to find the right tool stack for your virtual practice. Not to mention that operating remotely can also incur unexpected communication challenges or late bill payments from your legal firm clients. 67% of legal practitioners would like to continue working from home in the future, even if in a hybrid setting. If you’ve decided to keep your firm working remotely, we’ve prepared a list of the best 6 legal tools that will help you regardless of the task you have — and prevent unwanted struggles. But first… What to consider…